2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set

Today, December 17, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set. Many collectors have been eagerly awaiting this special set created to honor the 26th President of the United States.

The Mint first made mention of a special set to honor Theodore Roosevelt almost a year ago within their 2012 Annual Report. During the course of the year, further details were revealed indicating that two special sets would be issued. The first was the Presidential Discovery Set released on September 3 and targeted towards young collectors. The second set is the more upscale product released today.


The Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set includes one coin and two medals along with an assortment of educational materials. The coin included in the set is the 2013 Proof Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollar. The medals are the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Medal struck in .999 fine silver and the Bald Eagle National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Bronze Medal.

Silver Medal

The Silver Presidential Medal is the unique numismatic draw of this offering, as it represents the first time in United States Mint history that the medal has been struck in .999 silver. It has previously been struck in bronze.

Educational materials included in the set consist of a print honoring President Roosevelt’s military service and a booklet highlighting the 26th President’s legacy as a soldier, statesman, and conservationist.

The sets are priced at $57.95 each. There are no stated mintage or product limits, and there is no household ordering limit in place.

The United States Mint has previously issued three other Coin & Chronicles Sets. All of these have been issued for commemorative coin programs. The first set was released in 2005 and honored John Marshall. This was followed by a set in 2006 honoring Benjamin Franklin.

Most recently, a set was released in 2009 featuring Abraham Lincoln, which was extremely popular. The set sold out of a product limit of 50,000 units in about 30 hours, despite a one per household ordering limit.

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  1. Dustyroads says

    10 billion just is not enough to cause a panic, in fact, it looked more like exuberance to me.
    Anybody else notice the Hindenburg Omens recently, they are a signal of confusion, but we shouldn’t see them again for a few months.

  2. CW says

    @mark, with the win. $75 billion from $85 billion is a non-story and will have little real effect. All it is is a PR play for the Fed.

  3. VARich says

    Since the 2014 ASE’s are listed at the same price as the ’13s.., guess it’s safe to assume we’ll see the AtBs listed at $154 until there’s an appreciable increase or decrease in silver (say $20 +/- $5?).

  4. gatortreke says

    Re: tapering, I’m glad to see it. Now the Fed just needs to end paying interest on bank deposits as it’s a perverse incentive for banks not to lend. Of course, by incentivising banks to keep excess reserves at the Fed, it prevents that money from circulating and affecting real interest rates.

  5. Ray says

    Dusty, definitely better than 2009/2010, but they still aren’t lending as freely as they will when tapering ends. If you’re interesting in reading an interesting article about it, feel free to email me. From a small business, a start up, etc, banks still are not lending.

  6. merryxmasmrscrooge says

    dear bobmarley
    just printing money and buying bonds to keep the stock market up has no logical foundation and no solid backup. there have been really no new cool technologies discovered lately save for apps on your ipad or iphone. there is 7% unemployment reported but that figure is probably closer to 9 or 10% because many have given up looking for work. keeping interest rates low at Scrooge levels prevents the average joe from investing in CDs and forces people to buy stocks when they really do not want to.
    Therefore, I think its good to buy silver and some clad coins for the portfolio because stocks seem to be just one big air bubble.

  7. merryxmasmrscrooge says

    BTW, how about a Neil Armstrong coin or metal. He is arguably the most famous American who ever lived.

  8. Blair J Tobler says

    Muhammad Ali – far more famous than Neil Armstrong, especially when talking of worldwide recognition. Heck, even John Glenn is more famous than Neil Armstrong.

  9. bigboy55 says

    i thought this was a coin collecting post site ,did not know i was listening to CNBC all the time about investing

  10. stephen m says

    $10 billion is absolutely nothing. What could you and I do with it, a helluva lot. Looks like the Fed is going to attempt to fine tune the economy by tapering up or down on QE, printing money, as needed for a long time to come. Lets hope the tuner is in touch with reality, and gold is going south?

  11. Dustyroads says

    Interesting note, with the Au price tanking, the 5 star general gold commemorative coin has just become too risky to buy. It’s on it’s way to be a nominally collectable coin that’s overpriced, and for dealers, will sit in inventory longer than they would like.

  12. Jeff says

    The moderator allows this activity for certain posters bigboy55 I brought the same question a month ago maybe, Will he pipe up again and tell you what he told me hey Micheal lets hear it/ LOL This is coin a coin blog its what ever you want to talk about ..

  13. stephen m says

    BigBoy55 and Jeff, Michael provides us all an informative and very interesting coin blog. Bear in mind it’s all free speech. Merry coin collecting Christmas to the both of you.

  14. says

    Saying this is a CNBC site about investing is a bit of a stretch, no one is talking about the “hottest stocks” or whatever. The reason people discuss gold and silver prices is because those prices are heavily tied into the collecting hobby – many people here are “flippers” who are looking for valuable coins to buy and resell on eBay, so things like big price increases and decreases are of substantial interest to them, not to mention the fact that fluctuating gold prices means price increases or decreases from the US Mint.

    Though I will concede price discussion was off topic for this particular post.

  15. Mercury says

    @CaptainOverkill-surprised Mt. Rushmore failed to meet the maximum mintage. would love to know why the mint fell short in the face of obvious high demand for coin.

    (In retrospect of the sellout) I had to return one of the last two Mt. Rushmore’s I purchased. It’s possible in this case that the overall production numbers of the Mt. Rushmore were diminished because of a large number of returns due to the poor production quality of the coin. Depending on how many total coins were actually made, I can see 1,669 coins easily being returned. I am of the suspicion that the 2 Mt. Rushmore that were sent me were returns. I had no choice but to keep the better of the 2 or perhaps settle for worse. It could be possible that these unexpected sellouts could be related to the number and frequency of returns. The Mint could be cutting them off to stave off the foreseeable inevitable. At least that’s my opinion.

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